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About the Show

The award-winning Netflix series centers on Seong Gi-hun, who is invited to play a series of children's games against other debt-laden individuals. The winner of the series takes home a multi-million dollar jackpot, but the losers all die. The series smashed Netflix records with over 1.6 billion hours of streaming in its first four weeks on the site, making it Netflix's #1 show:

Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator, writer, director and executive producer of the series had this to say about the show's popularity: “It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life last year. But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”

The first season of the series includes only 9 episodes, but Netflix has recently announced that a second season has been approved. Many of the same characters who finished the season will return for the next season.

About the Site

We have identified a number of scenes from the hit series that can be used in economics classrooms. While the show features a significant amount of violence, most of the clips we have identified are appropriate to show in the classroom. Educators who are interested in using the clips should still preview the entire clip to ensure they align with learning objectives and are appropriate for the audience.

Most clips range from 1-3 minutes long and include a brief description of the scene and economic content. Each post contains a number of tags and is categorized to help identify similar scenes you may be interested in using.

We have developed a number of more extensive teaching guides that include assessments and/or in-class activities that are associated with specific scenes available on the site. Educators who have developed additional resources are encouraged to reach out to the website authors to share their resources on the site.